Vegetarian Recipes

Kaleslaw

52 Weeks of Kale – Citrus Kaleslaw

I've mentioned a couple of times that we've been having quite a hot spring already here in Brisbane. Because of that, this week I decided to make a…

Green smoothie food processor

52 Weeks of Kale – Green Smoothies

In September 2013 I decided to expand my repertoire of kale recipes by posting a new recipe every week. The 52 Weeks of Kale project was…

Kale omelette

52 Weeks of Kale – Kale Omelette

Real food recipes don't have to be complicated and time-consuming. If you've been following my menu plan posts, you'll know that I eat eggs for…

Lamb chops with kale pesto

52 Weeks of Kale – Kale Pesto

In September 2013 I decided to expand my repertoire of kale recipes by posting a new recipe every week. The 52 Weeks of Kale project was born! I…

Mexican red bean casserole

A Cooking Class and a Mexican Casserole Recipe

Anyone who reads my blog knows how much I love food, and with my tight budget, I'm always on the lookout for cheap entertainment. So when the…

Coconut oil chocolates

An Easy Homemade Chocolate Recipe

It's no secret that I love chocolate. I've always wanted to make my own, but have been put off by complicated steps and ingredients. So when I saw an…

Cheesemaking at Home – Cream Cheese

A week ago I posted about our first foray into cheesemaking where we made paneer, a very basic and easy to make cheese. At the same time we chose to…

Homemade paneer

Cheesemaking at home – Paneer

Last Christmas I bought Mr Omnivore a cheesemaking kit. Unfortunately when we opened it up you needed a lot more equipment than was included in the…

Vegan coconut milk ice cream

Chocolate Chunk Vegan Ice Cream

Last summer when I was in the country doing fieldwork I did a lot of op shopping (since op shops there are so much cheaper than in the city). I came…

Egg free dairy free chocolate mousse

Easy Healthy Chocolate Mousse

If you've been reading my blog for a while, you know that I love chocolate in all forms. Since I try to avoid processed foods, I've been getting my…

Frozen fruit

Frozen Fruit – My New Favourite Dessert

Because it is summer here, I've been making the most of summer fruits like mangoes, nectarines, plums and peaches. The markets sell large quantities…

Delicious buckwheat pancakes

Gluten Free Buckwheat Pancakes

I am a big fan of breakfast, so usually cook up a fry-up or a batch of pancakes on the weekend. Buckwheat flour is a great gluten free substitute, I…

Buckwheat gluten free pizza

Gluten Free Buckwheat Pizza Dough

I love pizza. Apart from the fact that it's yummy, it's also a great way to use up practically any leftovers you have in the fridge. Some of my…

Chickpea flour banana fritters

Gluten Free Egg Free Banana Fritters

Bananas tend to go ripe very quickly in my kitchen, which means I'm often left with a whole bunch (no pun intended!) to eat quickly. While I often…

Socca pizza

Gluten Free Socca Pizza Base

A while ago I posted a recipe for a gluten free buckwheat pizza base, which was an okay pizza base, but sometimes difficult to roll out and a bit…

Baked potato

Gourmet baked potatoes

Baked potatoes are probably my favourite comfort food, and something I eat at least once a week. It is such a basic dish that can be jazzed up with…

Green smoothie ingredients

Green smoothies

About a year ago I did the Vegan Easy Challenge, where I went vegan for 30 days to try it out. While veganism wasn't for me in the long term, I still…

healthy chocolate powerballs

Healthy Chocolate Powerballs

Since I have started on a gluten free diet, all of my usual treats are out-of-bounds (except my favourite almond dark chocolate). To stop myself from…

Homemade almond butter

Homemade Almond Butter

I recently discovered almond butter - a tastier and healthier alternative to peanut butter, and I was hooked! Real almond butter is made with only…

Homemade felafel

Homemade Felafel That Doesn’t Fall Apart :)

I am a vegetarian who worked in a Turkish restaurant for six years, so I have eaten a lot of felafel in my time. I have tried to make it at home…

Homemade garlic chilli mayonnaise

Homemade Garlic Chilli Mayonnaise

I have a rocky history with homemade mayonnaise. The first time I tried making it, it turned out perfectly, however after that I had quite a few…

Chai tea mix

Homemade Gift Ideas – Chai Tea Mix

I love Christmas! I know it's a bit daggy and uncool to admit that, but I do. I come from a large extended family and, especially now that I live…

Flavoured salt

Homemade Gift Ideas – Flavoured Salt

I had been wanting to try making flavoured salt for a while, so Christmas seemed like a great excuse to try it out. I decided to make rosemary salt…

Lacto fermented salsa homemade

Homemade Gift Ideas – Lacto-Fermented Salsa

My mum and dad both come from quite large families, so for Christmas the grandparents draw everyone's names out of a hat, and each person buys one…

Granola with yogurt and fruit

Homemade granola

I am a late in life convert to granola. The supermarkets here in Australia don't sell it, but they do sell toasted muesli, which is similar. Nowadays…

Guacamole

Homemade Guacamole

Usually I just serve Mexican food with slices of avocado because I'm lazy and can't be bothered making proper guacamole. But for special occasions,…

Homemade nutella pancake

Homemade Nutella

We never had Nutella in the house when I was growing up, as my mum thought it was too unhealthy. After reading the label recently I agree with her,…

Homemade pizza

Homemade pizza

A favourite dinner recipe around here is homemade pizza. I confess that, like stir-frying, I used to be terrified of baking anything with yeast. As…

Homemade sauerkraut

Homemade Sauerkraut

  A while ago I had about 1/4 of a cabbage leftover after making okonomiyaki. I had started reading the blog Penniless Parenting, and one of the…

sweet potato chips with homemade mayo

Homemade Sweet Potato Fries

When I was an undergraduate student I often had hot chips for dinner - not the healthiest or most balanced meal! I still enjoy chips as a side dish…

Homemade tomato relish

Homemade Tomato Relish

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there! I was thinking about a suitable post for Father's Day and decided to post my tomato relish recipe. My…

Homemade Veggie Stock

It's no secret that I hate food waste. I'm also not a fan of processed foods with lots of nasty additives and preservatives. That's why I love…

Lemon water

Homemade Vitamin Water

If you want to be healthy and save money at the same time, one of the best things you can do is drink water. Water is necessary for every cell in…

Mustard seeds soaking

Homemade Wholegrain Mustard

A while ago I posted what was soaking mustard seeds to make homemade mustard. I finally got around to blending up the seeds to make mustard and I'm…

Roasted Brussels sprout

How I Learned to Love Brussels Sprouts (And You Can Too!)

As a child I didn't like Brussels sprouts - I think this was partly because kids were not "supposed" to like them and partly because my mum would…

Gluten free kofte curry

Indian kofte curry

This is a creamy, delicious, not-quite-so-healthy curry recipe that is based on a recipe I learned in a cooking class and this recipe from Veggie Num…

Curried kale chips

Introducing 52 Weeks of Kale… and Kale Chips

Today I'm excited to be introducing a new weekly feature on my blog - 52 Weeks of Kale. Basically I am going to share a new recipe using kale every…

Vegan potato salad

Lemon and Cumin Potato Salad

Potato salad without mayonnaise? I was sceptical when I first came across the concept, but the flavours work well enough together that you don't miss…

Beans

Mexican beans

Mexican food is another favourite of ours around here. I love how versatile a batch of Mexican beans can be, you can serve them with brown rice, or…

Microwave strawberry jam

Microwave strawberry jam

Strawberries are cheap(ish) in the supermarket at the moment, so I decided to have a go at making jam. To reduce the risk of burning it and ending up…

Grain free egg free breakfast

My New Favourite Grain Free Breakfast

Recently I have tried cutting down my sugar and grain intakes and I have noticed how much better my body feels. I am a die-hard chocoholic, so have…

Palak paneer

Palak Paneer (Spinach Curry)

A while ago I posted about how to make paneer, now I'd like to share another recipe with you for using it up. Paneer is wonderful for using in…

Paleo chocolate slice

Paleo Chocolate Slice

I love my homemade chocolate recipe, but it’s not practical as a lunchbox snack because it needs to be kept in the fridge. Lately I've been…

Peanut and potato hotpot

Peanut and Potato Hotpot

I came across a photo of a peanut and potato hotpot on The Kind Cook's facebook page, and it looked so delicious I had to try it. I have modified the…

real food chocolate milk

Real Chocolate Milk

Lately I've been buying raw milk from the markets. Since it's not cheap and I have a bit of a history of letting milk go to waste, I've been making…

Rhubarb pie

Rhubarb Pie with Wholemeal Pastry

Last weekend Mr Omnivore picked up a giant bunch of rhubarb from a roadside stall outside Brisbane. I was thrilled, and a bit scared because I had…

Shakshuka

Shakshuka (Eggs Baked in Tomato Sauce)

Firstly an update on Mr Omnivore, it seems I may have spoken a little too soon yesterday. Overnight his eye swelled up and they discovered a piece of…

Gluten free fermented buckwheat bread2

Simple Gluten Free Buckwheat Bread

Since I've been eating a gluten free diet, I've avoided gluten free substitutes, as they're usually full of ingredients that don't fit my definition…

Socca gluten free flatbread

Socca (Gluten Free Flatbread)

Since I started my gluten free diet I have researched a lot of gluten free bread recipes. Most of them have put me off because of the long lists of…

Spinach and cheese gozleme

Spinach and cheese gozleme (Turkish pastry)

I love Turkish food. I spent my young student days working in a Turkish restaurant, where I made minimum wage but got as much food as I could eat. I…

Spooky seven layer dip

Spooky Halloween Party Food Part I

When Mr Omnivore and I decided to host a Halloween party, I immediately started to look for party food ideas online. I wanted food that fit the…

Spooky eggplant skull

Spooky Halloween Party Food Part II

Continuing on the theme of spooky Halloween food from yesterday's post, here is the rest of the Halloween-themed food I served at our party last…

Stuffed eggplant with paneer

Stuffed Eggplants with Paneer

Yesterday I posted how we made paneer cheese from scratch. Last night I decided to use some of the paneer to make stuffed eggplants. I based this…

Homemade veggie burgers

Tasty Bean Burgers

These burgers made a perfect $21 Challenge meal, since I already had all of the ingredients in the freezer or pantry. Frozen broad beans are a good…

Chocolate smoothie

The Yummiest Smoothie

Disclaimer: This recipe is neither super-frugal or super-healthy, but it is super-delicious :) I have been experimenting with making smoothies in…

Dry ice ice cream mixture

Using Dry Ice to Make Instant Ice Cream

I will preface this recipe by saying it is not very frugal. For one thing you have to buy dry ice, and also ingredients for good-quality ice cream…

Nut roast 600

Vegan and Gluten Free Nut Roast

My first introduction to nut roast was when I was working as a volunteer overseas and volunteers from the UK cooked it for the vegetarians in…

Gluten free dosa

Vegetarian Dosa Recipe

Recently when a friend was visiting me, we went out for lunch, and I had an amazing gluten free meal - Indian dosa. It was basically a thin crispy…

Watermelon and mint slushy

Watermelon and Mint Slushies

Recently I posted that I had half a watermelon leftover before we headed to Melbourne, which I saved by covering in clingwrap and sticking into the…

Weeknight stir-fry with Quorn, broccoli, bok choy and mushrooms

I used to be terrified of stir-fries, so it is kind of ironic that this is the first recipe I’m posting on this blog. However, once I figured out…

Beans

West African-Style Baked Beans

I came across this recipe for West African-style baked beans when looking for a bean dish that was different to the ones I already know how to make.…